Here's some photos of our stops in the bay of Tenacatita including the small town of La Manzanilla.
Tenacatita is a beautiful, quiet, protected anchorage with about a 2-3 mile crescent shaped sandy beach. There are no buildings on the beach, except one beach resort at the far end. Early in the mornings, there may be a few guests from the resort walking the beach.
Every day a few boats arrive and a few boats depart. During our visit, there were an average of 10-14 boats in the anchorage. It is a very social community.
There are loosely organized afternoon activities for any of the sailboats or power boats, which include a swim ashore, and beach walks or bocce games. Rob enjoyed representing us in the bocce games; I opted to go out on my paddle board when the wind is light, and explore the perimeter of the anchorage amidst the boats as the morning sun came up.
|Tenacatita anchorage: Linda from Trinity Rose and Nancy|
This is the only town on the Bay of Tenacatita and getting onto shore via dinghys is known to be challenging. Some boaters pay for a water taxi service to bring them from the anchorage across the bay to Manzanilla. We decided to go ourselves and invited our friends from two other boats to join us.
So with Linda and Mike from Trinity Rose and Pam and Richard plus their new puppy Chloe, from Tisha Baby aboard, we set off for the 3 hour tour. Two dinghies were pulled behind Shindig.
|Colorful buildings in La Manzanilla|
|Sign for Le Martin's, a nice French /seafood restaurant|
|Restaurant view overlooking lush tree tops and beach|
|Their signature Caesar salad made at the tableside|
|More fun buildings|
|VW bug with nice paint trim|
|Mike and Rob with Bentley aboard Trinity Rose|
|View from Shindig's spot at Tenacatita|